REDMOND, OR -- A semi truck allegedly failed to stop at a red light, running over the top of a Chevrolet Corvette, and rear-ending two other vehicles, Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred just after 2:30 and shut down Highway 97 at Veterans Way for several hours.
According to Redmond Police, the semi, driven by 31-year-old Santokh Singh Samara, ran into the vehicles when they stopped for a red light on northbound 97, in front of Walgreens. Emergency responders arrived to find two females pinned inside the Corvette, with the truck still on top of the car. Both were extricated.
Traffic was rerouted around the intersection so an air ambulance could land on the Highway to transport the driver of the Corvette to St. Charles Bend. She is listed in critical condition. Her passenger and the driver of a second car were taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond where both were treated and later released.
Samara was issued a citation for careless driving and was later released.